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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 08:24 am
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Hi Jose :wave:


That hook-ended file looks insanely useful !


For what exactly, I'm not sure ?

But I WANT ONE !

I'll figure out what to do with it later . . .


:moose:


Si.


Did I see Dustin Hoffmans dentist use one of those in 'Marathon Man' ? :shocked:



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That hook-ended file looks insanely useful !

For what exactly, I'm not sure ?


Great for filing the rear (usually inaccessible) of an assembly.... because I screwed up.
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You know when you want to cut a hole in styrene, card or whatever,
and it's too small for the circle cutter and too big for a bit in the mini-drill,
or you want a nice circular disc with the same limitations.

Well health and safety merchants look away now,
but my favourite is simply a brass tube of suitable diameter with the inside edge of one end filed to a sharpish edge.





With an old T-shirt to stop the other end making a hole in your palm,
you can just press down and twist a few times and there's your hole or disc which will pop out of the end of the tube.





The deluxe version has a wooden block as a palm protector!





The tube does get shorter of course as lengths are removed from the non sharpened end for making boilers or what have you,
but then so does a pencil as it's sharpened!




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WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WAY!

I have seen some of those "tools"in a Micro-Mark catalog for mucho mas dinero.
(I ain't putting down MM, it just pays YOU to keep your eyes open)
Now, I'm back to drilling holes with a #11 Exacto blade.

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I use the MicroMark as a source of inspiration when looking for something specific,
then either shop for the cheapo knock off or make it myself.

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I imagine it has been said before, but after hitting Micheals with the wife, they have a lot of useful tools made for various crafts.
One great and very cheap find was a Whitney punch set.

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my youngest son has a colostomy and to cut the right size hole in the piece that attaches to the skin

I used 2 freeze plugs one sharpened on the inside for him to use

this was years ago but freeze plugs were easy to get and cheap and in a lot of sizes




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Harbor Freight has several cheap copies of medical instruments no real doctor would ever buy, but my standards are A LOT lower, so...
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Quite often the cheap & simple ... can be the most useful !  :old dude:



This 'el cheapo' plastic mitre-box, bought on eBay for I think £0.99p ...  :shocked:

... has had LOADS of use since I got it ...

... & been a really great benchtop MUST for chopping wood, metal & placky for my buildings & cars.  :thumb:



If you haven't got one .. spend 99p NOW !  ;)



Favorite tools & suchlike anyone ?  ???



:moose:



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Lately, I have been finding a Sawzall useful.

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